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About Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

Posts by Kevin Wicks

Anglo Fan Favorites Tournament Kicks Off November 1

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions: when’s Anglo Fan Favorites coming back? The wait is almost over: the tournament returns November 1.

Which of These Actors Deserves an Angly Award?

On November 2, BBC AMERICA will premiere the BAFTA Jaguar Britannia Awards, featuring honorees Robert Downey Jr, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Ruffalo, Mike Leigh, and Dame Judi Dench.

WATCH: Why Brits and Americans Spell Differently

Why did America ax the “U” from certain British words like “honour” and “labour”? And why did we swap the “r” and “e” in words like “theatre” and ...

Britannias Honorees Announced

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Dame Judi Dench—come and get your Britannia awards. The broadcast of the ceremony will air Sunday, November 2 at 9 pm ET on BBC AMERICA.

WATCH: How to Sling Insults Like the British

In the art of throwing serious shade, the Brits cast an intimidating shadow. Is it that insults cut deeper when said in a British accent? Or are their actual insults simply better?

Emmys Recap: Cumberbatch, Freeman, Moffat Win for ‘Sherlock’

Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Steven Moffat will all wake up in the morning as Emmy winners. And that is a wonderful thing.

WATCH: The Five Greatest British Acting Families of All Time

Call it nepotism, or call it good genes. From the Barrymores to the Bridges family, the Fondas to the Douglases, talented families have dominated Hollywood since its inception.

WATCH: 'Doctor Who' Crew Meets Fans in NYC

It wasn’t a TARDIS, but it was pretty cool: new Doctor Peter Capaldi, companion Jenna Coleman, and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat emerged from a vintage New York taxi to greet fans at the Big Apple’s ...

‘Doctor Who’ NYC Fan Screening Event in 25 Tweets (and an Instagram Photo)

After events in Cardiff, London, Seoul and Sydney, the North American leg of the Doctor Who World Tour kicked off on Thursday (August 14), with new Doctor Peter Capaldi, companion Jenna Coleman, and lead writer and executive producer ...

WATCH: 10 TV Shows That Every Brit Knows

From Doctor Who to Downton Abbey, there are loads of U.K. TV shows that are household names in America, but what about those shows that are so deeply, relentlessly British that they haven’t hopped the Pond?